Welcome to the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition

The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition (NTMHC) is the peak body for community managed mental health services across the Northern Territory. The Coalition has a network of 200 individuals, organisations and stakeholders including a membership of 35 organisations. The Coalition is a member of both the Mental Health Australia (MHA) and Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA).

The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition is the peak body for community mental health and wellbeing. We represent NT community managed mental health organisations. We work in collaboration with a wide network of organisations, people with lived experience, their families and supporters across the Northern Territory. We work at both a national and local level to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Territorians. Each year the Coalition supports events for Mental Health Week, including the launch, administering the online calendar, and organising the community Mental Health Awards.

To access the updated Strategic Plan click here.

Latest News

The Norrie Report. A review of Forensic Mental Health and Disability Services within the Northern Territory.

Executive Summary

People with mental health problems and intellectual and cognitive disability are markedly over represented at all points in the criminal justice system (CJS). As such forensic mental health and disability services are required to provide assessment, treatment and care for these individuals not only during their contact with the CJS, but also into the community. In addition, individuals may be found by courts, because of their mental illness or disability, not to be criminally responsible or to be unfit for trial. This patient cohort also requires the input of Forensic Mental Health and Disability Services.

This report provides the findings of an expert independent review of Northern Territory (NT) Health services provided to people in contact with the criminal justice system or within the youth justice system, who have a mental health problem or a cognitive impairment.

Click here to download The Norrie Report

Responding to the needs of young people experiencing homelessness in Central Australia

The Youth Foyer Approach

NT Shelter are hosting a Youth Foyer forum to consider and explore the case for a Youth Foyer in Alice Springs: what could it look like, what benefit would it bring to young people as well as the wider community, what would it take to set-up the Model, and who needs to be involved?

On Tuesday September 3rd, 1.30pm – 2.30pm at DoubleTree Hilton Alice Springs

Register on Eventbrite here

Reimagine Stage 2 Co-Design Project

Do you, or someone you care for, have a mental health concern that impacts you day to day?

Do you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander?

If so, you are invited to join an upcoming co-design session to create NEW resources to support you and your community to access the NDIS. Click here.


The NDIS Worker Orientation Module is now available. The NDIS Commission will begin accepting applications for provider registrations in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, Australia's Capital Territory and the Northern Territory from 1 July 2019.To ensure a smooth...

NT Human Services Industry Plan – Join the Conversation! Register

The Northern Territory Government is hosting Industry Forums across the Northern Territory to talk about the NT Human Services Industry Plan.

The human services industry in the Northern Territory plays a vital role in the lives of Territorians.  Access to high-quality human services contributes to the wellbeing of individuals and the welfare of the community as a whole, and underpins economic and social participation.

Register to attend a forum or for further information visit the website.

National Indigenous Critical Response Service (NICRS) & StandBy – Support After Suicide Service

The National Indigenous Critical Response Service and StandBy – Support After Suicide Service are programs of Thirrili Ltd. Both programs work together to complement each other and provide support to individuals, families and communities impacted by suicide loss.

These services are contactable 24/7 on:

  • NICRS free call 1800 805 801 or mobile 0499 333 132.
  • StandBy mobile 0418 575 680.

For notifications and referrals for either service email suicidesupport.nt@thirrili.com.au

For further information download the flyer or visit the website.

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Useful Links

Community Mental Health Australia

Advocacy and Representation

Mental Health First Aid Australia

Find an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructors in the Northern Territory and Nationwide.

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review 2017

In February 2017, the Northern Territory Primary Health Network engaged the Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition, as the peak body for community managed mental health services in the Northern Territory, to undertake the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Service Review
Click here to view the report

Free Online Peer Support Forums

The sane forums are a safe, anonymous online community for people living with mental illness and their families, friends and carers.

SANE Australia is inviting NTMHC members to join this free program, simply by integrating the service into their websites. These partnerships with community mental health organisations are vital for promoting the forums into metropolitan, regional, and rural communities around Australia.

Sane Australia Representation Survey

In 2018 SANE Australia conducted a survey asking Australians how they wanted mental illness to be represented in images. With over 5,000 participants, the majority of those having a lived experience of mental illness, the survey results gave a clear indication of the types of images that contribute to stigma and which images portray a fair and accurate representation of living with a mental illness.
For the survey report please click here.